I am a social work student completing my placement with QATSICPP. This is part of a Masters of Social Work studies with Griffith University. I chose to study social work largely due to my personal experiences in Australia as an African migrant. I strongly believe all people should be treated equally and with respect. Being part of the Australian minority increased my empathy for other minority groups such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and disadvantaged people in general. I believe studying social work provides me a platform to develop the necessary skills required to contribute to positive life outcomes for the disadvantaged people.
As part of my placement with QATSICPP I completed a literature review on the evaluation of family wellbeing programs. The literature review provided insights into contemporary debates on the nature, scope, processes and indicators used in the evaluation of family wellbeing programs to contribute to the ongoing debate on the development of the Department of Child Welfare, Women and Youth’s development evaluation framework. In addition, I also participated in practice standards workshops and community of practice workshops. These workshops did not only provide me a great learning platform but also an opportunity to expand my network and contacts in the Sector.
I immensely enjoyed my time at QATSICPP, particularly working with such a happy, passionate and supportive team.